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Elizabeth Rajnik, Sammie Hoefs, and Dan Golemboski, receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year: High schools should follow suit

by Nikki Golemboski and Elizabeth Rajnik April 23, 2021

Imagine: all students walk into the building on their first day of school, the sun slowly rising behind them. Lunch boxes in hand and smiles hidden by masks, students are excited to be back in the building...

Gaggle and GoGuardian are committed to tackling the epidemic of suicide.

Suicide prevention software: The privacy trade-off saves lives

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among high-school teens. A 2019 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) survey found that one in five (18.8%) youths have seriously considered suicide,...

Drupal “suns” on a rock in one of the exhibits in the laboratory.

Remembering Drupal 2006-2021: An iguana that changed our lives

by Alex Dembeck and Dalton Markel March 1, 2021

Imagine being an elementary school student, getting off the bus to go on a field trip. You walk inside, not only to be greeted by the staff, but also by their friendly, free-range sand-colored iguana....

Is 80 minutes too much time to be in virtual class or just enough?

Long Google Meets: Do they crush or help student learning?

by Emily Lotito, Managing Editor November 30, 2020

Burning eyes, stiff neck, and wandering attention. Eighty minutes can seem like five hours when students are in a Google Meet. While sixty minute Meets were do-able, 80 minutes is too long. Frederick...

Raeda Zeitoon talks with office secretary Sharon Smith.

From Palestine to Linganore (with many stops along the way): New assistant principal Raeda Zietoon becomes a Lancer!

by Emily McNally and Maya Apau February 26, 2020

Ohio, Israel, California, Germany, and Maryland are influences in the journey that led new assistant principal Raeda Zietoon to join our Tribe.  Zeitoon is replacing Nancy Boyenton, who retired in...

Daryl Boffman talks to journalism about his career as Executive Director of Public Affairs for FCPS.

Boffman shares leadership and communication wisdom with Lancer Media

by Madeline Hull, Editor December 20, 2019

Daryl Boffman is not afraid to speak his mind, but he also cautions the public that social media is not the place to rant. He knows this first-hand because social media and FCPS is one area that Boffman...

Veterans Day 2019: Pete Kreegan’s experience in the Army inspires StoryCorps podcast

by Rachel McCoy, Editor November 7, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day 2019, Lancer Media interviewed local veterans.  Rachel McCoy chose Mr. Pete Kreegan, a staff member at LHS. She and Mr. K. talked about his service during the Vietnam war, when...

Nick Hayslett (left), Aidan Shaw (middle) and Zack Hunsaker (right) warm up for the first track practice.

Despite snow storm, athletes warm up for spring: Photo of the Day 3/4/19

by Bailey Spore, Editor March 4, 2019

March 1 was originally scheduled to be a two-hour early dismissal, but because of an incoming snow storm, Frederick County Public Schools changed it to a two hour delay instead. Most students weren't expecting...

Could astronomy be the science of the future for FCPS?

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter December 17, 2018

Hawking's ideas about the study of astronomy apply to Frederick County Public Schools. There are three science course requirements that every high school student in Frederick County must fulfill:...

FCPS is transitioning to Schoology to take advantage of more flexible platform and access to grades.

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2018

FCPS is implementing a new learning management system in all Frederick County Schools: Schoology. This year, teachers have the option to use it, but FCPS plans for Schoology to replace Google Classroom...

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